Nicholls leads New Zealand to ODI victory over Pakistan

New Zealand's Henry Nicholls (L) plays a shot watched by Sarfraz Ahmed of Pakistan during their first ODI, at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, on January 25, 2016A solid 82 by Henry Nicholls followed by a ninth-wicket batting blitz carried New Zealand to a convincing 70-run victory in the opening one-day international against Pakistan in Wellington on Monday. In reply to New Zealand’s 280-8, Pakistan were skittled out for 210 with four overs remaining. Nicholls apart, New Zealand’s recognised run-makers struggled against a fired-up Pakistan attack, with the other six batsmen in the top seven contributing just 47 in total.

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